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Can Business Save the World from Climate Change?

Can Business Save the World from Climate Change?
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-08-29


By Bianca Nogrady, Ensia“We are still in.” On June 5, 2017, with these four words a group of U.S. businesses and investors with a combined annual revenue of $1.4 trillion sent a powerful message to the world: U.S. president Donald Trump may have withdrawn from the Paris agreement on climate change four days earlier, but corporate America was not following suit.“We Are Still In”...(Read More)

Alaska Towns At Risk from Rising Seas Sound Alarm

Alaska Towns At Risk from Rising Seas Sound Alarm
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-08-24


By Oliver Milman, The GuardianThe U.S. government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling into the sea, the risks are rather more personal.The Trump administration has moved to dismantle climate adaptation programs including the Denali Commission, an Anchorage-based agency...(Read More)

Global Warming Tipped Scales in Europe’s Heat Wave

Global Warming Tipped Scales in Europe’s Heat Wave
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-07-01


By Andrea Thompson Global warming gave a clear boost to the searing temperatures that blanketed Western Europe earlier this month — a heat wave that helped fuel deadly wildfires in Portugal.The greenhouse gas-driven warming of the atmosphere has made the intensity and frequency of such extreme heat...(Read More)

U.N. Risk Chief: Put a Price on Disasters

U.N. Risk Chief: Put a Price on Disasters
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-04-30


By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters FoundationCalculating the costs of natural disasters is a valuable way for governments to recognize and limit the potential for damage, especially as extreme weather linked to climate change occurs more often, the United Nations' disaster prevention chief says.Recent deadly landslides caused by floods in Peru and Colombia show the urgent need for governments...(Read More)

The Energy Dept. Website Shifts Focus to the Economy

The Energy Dept. Website Shifts Focus to the Economy
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-04-21


By Brian Kahn The Trump administration is cutting down on greenhouse gases . . . on its websites, that is.The Department of Energy’s pages on bioenergy and wind energy as well as transportation have both reduced their mentions of greenhouse gas emissions and reducing fossil fuel use in favor of language...(Read More)

Stockholm’s Mayor is Taking on Climate Change

Stockholm’s Mayor is Taking on Climate Change
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-03-14


By Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters FoundationKarin Wanngård, the mayor of Stockholm, rides an electric bike to work each morning — at least when it is not snowing too heavily.She also wears second-hand clothing — a trendy move in Stockholm, she says — and eats less meat than she used to. It is all part of her contribution to meeting an ambitious goal she set for her city:...(Read More)

Climate-Friendly Energy Star Program Could be Cut

Climate-Friendly Energy Star Program Could be Cut
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-03-10


By Bobby Magill Energy Star, the program that certifies toasters, air conditioners, computers and buildings for energy efficiency, could be killed by the Trump administration as part of its effort to shrink federal spending.The administration wants the program to be “zeroed out” in the 2018 Environmental...(Read More)

Senate Mulls ‘Kill Switch’ for Obama Methane Rule

Senate Mulls ‘Kill Switch’ for Obama Methane Rule
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-02-23


By Bobby Magill The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to use the Congressional Review Act to kill an Obama administration climate regulation that cuts methane emissions from oil and gas wells on federal land. The rule was designed to reduce oil and gas wells’ contribution to climate change...(Read More)

Wind Briefly Sets Record as Source for Electricity in U.S.

Wind Briefly Sets Record as Source for Electricity in U.S.
Written by Matt Calhoun on 2017-02-19


By Scott DiSavino, ReutersWind briefly powered more than 50 percent of electric demand on Feb. 12, the 14-state Southwest Power Pool (SPP) said, for the first time on any North American power grid. SPP coordinates the flow of electricity on the high voltage power lines from Montana and North Dakota to New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. ...(Read More)





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